Children's playground at Bushy Park given a much needed makeover

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By adam_leone | Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 12:01

If you're visiting Bushy Park anytime soon, you might have noticed that the children's playground has been given a much needed makeover.  

Thanks to funding from the London Marathon Charitable Trust large timber climbing frames, hammocks, a water play feature, swings and see-saws – to name but a few of the new additions – have been added across the three playgrounds. Children inspired by the London Marathon and London 2012 will be able to use the playgrounds to develop their social and play skills whilst maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.


Pergolas have been installed at Petersham Gate playground in Richmond Park and the Bushy Park playground to increase the amount of shade available for parents and the children, with additional seating created at all three.


 Linda Lennon CBE, Chief Executive of The Royal Parks said:


"Now the playground works have been completed it is great to see children back playing and letting their imagination run wild – pretending to dig for buried treasure in the sand pit, climbing over the Scottish boulders rounded by ancient glacial rivers, or scaling the climbing frame. The Teddy Bears' picnics will be a wonderful way to round off a very satisfying project and we look forward to seeing families there enjoying the day.


"We want our playgrounds to be exciting and fun while also reflecting their unique setting within the historic landscape. The Royal Parks' landscape architect and park management teams have achieved this and added a wide array of equipment and features for younger children and more adventurous older children, to enjoy." 




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